5 Simple Ways to Improve Teacher Professional Development

The CoolCatTeacher

So, what we have doesn’t seem to be working. So, what can we do to improve teacher professional development? This is a contribution to Cathy Rubin’s Global Search for Education Top Global Teacher Blogger’s Column. She read them to us.

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6 Cutting Edge EdTech Companies to Keep An Eye Out For This Year at the ISTE Conference!


I love this time of year because for one week out of the year, 20,000 educators come from across the country to celebrate the great things that happen in our schools. The problem always comes up … what booths do I go to? My advice is to get to this booth early.

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How to move out of the day-by-day lesson planning trap

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Are you spending countless hours on lesson planning, yet still feel like you don’t know what you’re doing from day to day? Are you prepping ahead of time, but still have to do more planning every night and aren’t feeling prepared when it’s time to teach? Rachel and I talked about several different issues during the course of our call, but the one that I thought would be most helpful to share here on the podcast is where we examine her lesson planning process.

ThinkCERCA Raises $10.1 Million to Build Critical Thinkers, Readers and Writers


“Everyone’s worried about people having to learn how to code,” notes Eileen Murphy. But “there’s an even more basic level of literacy that people need to pick up,” notes the former English teacher and administrator. Like how to write an email.” Helping students write and reason clearly, critically and concisely is the central mission at her company, ThinkCERCA. Today the Chicago-based company has raised $10.1

Helping Teachers Reach Every Student

EdNews Daily

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of profiles about the men and women who are creating today’s EdTech companies. The method teaches children to read by providing training and direction instruction materials for teachers and individualized software instruction for students.

The Next Social Contract for Public Education Needs New Terms of Service

Doug Levin

Based on universal access to free and equal schools, the social contract for public education equates the attainment of a high school diploma with readiness for college, meaningful participation in the workforce, and the rights and responsibilities of adulthood. Yet, for too many students, this social contract is a raw deal, based on shaky assumptions about equity of opportunity in a digital age and with no guarantee of a return even for those who are able to abide by all its provisions.

California Evaluates New Science Instructional Resources for the First Time in More than a Decade


August 14, 2018 –Today California-based K-12 publishing company, TCI , announced that its science programs,Bring Science Alive!California Students are more likely to be engaged in their lessons when they’re no longer just reading about subjects and taking tests. MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–

Learning Out Loud: Make Online Courses Meaningful and Accessible


However, verbally presenting one's ideas and listening to contributions made by student peers are not typical experiences for online students, as most activities in online classes consist of reading and writing. As online course offerings increase, institutions have an obligation to ensure faculty are empowered to teach with tools that enable students to learn out loud. In short, voice and video conversations can take online learning from mundane to memorable.

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In Puerto Rico, the odds are against high school grads who want to go to college

The Hechinger Report

Desirée Morales Díaz, who was accepted to American University but couldn’t afford to go there. “My I wouldn’t put my parents through this just to go to school in the United States.” And how she begged the university, unsuccessfully, for more financial aid.

New Content Added to Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Digital Services Boost Teachers’ Ability to Engage Students in Science, STEM, Social Studies, and More


–Immersive New Content Empowers Educators to Create Dynamic Digital Learning Environments for All Students – Silver Spring, Md. Speak Truth to Power: To inspire the next generation of human rights defenders, Robert F. the ethical issues with autonomous technology, how A.I.

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The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

If nothing else, I’ve wanted as many days in December to pass as possible so that my calculations for the total amount of venture funding invested during the year were as accurate as I could get them to be when I hit ”publish.“ I think it’s safe to say, for example, that venture capital investment has fallen off rather precipitously this year. ” “ Crossing the chasm to profitability.” ” “ A path to profitability.”

A Glimpse Into the Playful World of Seymour Papert


My mentor and collaborator, Seymour Papert, was a brilliant mathematician, a distinguished computer scientist, an innovative learning theorist, a humanitarian and a visionary for technology-based education change to empower every children. Just like good video games, he too is unpredictable, full of surprises, and a fount of unexpected, sharply intuitive expressions and original terms to describe learning at its best. The Gears that Took Him to Piaget and to MIT.